Smart Dubai, DHA use AI to save lives
Tuesday, 05 28 2019, Category: Health, Country: U.A.E
Smart Dubai has unveiled a new artificial intelligence (AI) use case in the healthcare sector as part of its AI Lab initiative, conducted in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and IBM.
The use case adds a milestone on Smart Dubai’s roadmap, which seeks to harness artificial intelligence to propose practical solutions, develop sophisticated services, and improve people’s lives. It is part of the AI Lab programme, which seeks to explore advanced technological solutions to improve quality of life in the emirate and accelerate smart transformation in the services sector.
The proof of concept (PoC) allows healthcare professionals to pre-emptively forecast a patient’s future condition, by tracking six vital signs, including blood pressure, temperature, and pulse, among others. Nurses feed this data into the high-precision AI system, which analyses them to predict how a patient’s situation will progress, take the necessary precautions, and potentially save many lives.
Thousands of patients across four hospitals – Rashid Hospital, Latifa Hospital, Dubai Hospital, and Hatta Hospital – were part of the PoC, where the system was trained to process these patients’ data. The procedure helps improve the efficiency of various medical practices, such as early detection, in addition to streamlining nursing and healthcare management.
Source: Trade Arabia